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Feb 14, 2013 2:35am EST
there in their resort. >> he spoke with us. he tried to calm us down. >> yeah, we -- when he jumped out and hollered stay calm, karen screamed and started running and he ran after her. >> jim and karen reynolds say they thought they were dead when they came face to face with dorner. they were tied up but not harmed. one of them escaped and called 911. >> the trial is under way for a young massachusetts man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend just weeks after they both graduated from high school. prosecutors say that in july of 2011, he stabbed and strangled loren asley and dumped her body. lawyers say he was suffering from a depressive disorder at the time, devastated by their breakout. >> president obama is on the road today trying to sell some of his state of the union proposals. the president visits an early learning classroom to make the case for universal pre-k and will speak at a community recreation center before returning to the white house. and if you listen to the speech, the state of the union on tuesday, he laid out a lot of initiatives. >> oh, yes. >> and typically those addresses ar
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Feb 20, 2013 2:35am EST
brother told us. rebel mortar fire landed near assad's palace. that's a first. you look in the eyes of so many people, you see a different kind of wound, the fear is real. near of what tomorrow may bring to damascus. terry moran, abc news, damascus, syria. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife are due in court, expected to plead guilty to federal charges. he's accused of spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, including a $40,000 gold rolex. his wife, a former chicago lawmaker, sandra jackson, is charged with filing false tax returns. >>> vice president biden tells americans they do not need assault weapons to scare off bad guys, just use a shotgun. his response came in response to a facebook question about responsible gun ownership. >> look what the democrats are doing. joe saying i got two shotguns. obama saying look at my picture. they're trying to walk this line -- >> we're not against the 2nd amendment. it's all theater. >>> here's a look at your wednesday weather. denver will see snow by this afternoon. that storm will move into the plains. showers for
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Feb 12, 2013 2:35am EST
. their families were here and he spoke to us about them. no doubt that your fallen comrades are going to be in that room with you. >> they'll be there, i just know it. >> reporter: he told us the medal belongs to them, too. a somber occasion to be sure, although his 18-month-old son colin nearly stole the show before it started. you're out of the military. what are your dreams and aspirations and hopes now? >> to be that dad and father, that husband. they've really missed out on the 11 years i was in, and to watch them grow up and be successful. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >> a well-deserved honor there. in the same battle, eight soldiers did not make it out. 22 were wounded. he was representing all of them and they were all in that room yesterday. >> and it was wrfl to see the juxtaposition between the dad crying and the little boy having a wonderful time playing peekaboo behind the podium. >> he'll appreciate that when he gets older. we'll be right back, everybody. ev...direction for my life..... ...through my accomplishments... ...and now, with help... ..
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Feb 14, 2013 2:35am EST
profitable and they can use that money to reinvest which is why you get better like the little tv screens in the back of the chair. and also wi-fi. so they make various investments when these mergers turn out to be fiscally wise things. >> but we're going to pay more for our tickets but you're making more money. and you're charging $50 for my bag and i didn't have to pay for a bag before. i don't like it. >> if a flight takes off and lands relatively on time, i'm happy. >>> we have some new details now to a serious news story. the final hours of christopher dorner's life. while there's been no positive identification just yet, all signs indicate that dorner did die inside that corner. deputies lobbed pyrotechnic tear gas into that cabin but did not intention amly set it on fire. among the last people to see dorner alive were the couple who found them holed up right there in their resort. >> he spoke with us. he tried to calm us down. >> yeah, we -- when he jumped out and hollered stay calm, karen screamed and started running and he ran after her. >> jim and karen reynolds say they thought
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Feb 8, 2013 2:35am EST
defended the use of drones against terror targets. he said they're only used against targets planning on carrying out attacks on americans. he promised to tell congress every time terrorists are targeted. >> i would damn well make sure that this committee had that information. absolutely. >> after the hearing, intelligence committee chair diane fine feinstein called fore openness about drone strikes. >> talking about, this is a hot button issue. at the very beginning of that hearing,g, it was interrupted repeatedly by protesters who came in and eventually the entire room had to be cleared and only authorized people were allowed in, because it was interrupted so many times. >> we've seen that kind of thing before. they took it to another level yesterday, the fact that they had to close things off a little bit here. politically speaking, it seems likely he will get confirmation. certainly more likely than chuck hagel. so far so good for mr. brennan. but the drone has become the hot issue, because the obama administration has kind of changed positions in the last couple of years about, y
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Feb 19, 2013 2:35am EST
that used to seem highly unusual that may in fact become more typical. >> reporter: bigger storms, less snow overall. a new reality. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> you know, that makes sense. i remember growing up in new york, we had two feet of snow twice in my lifetime. and we've had two feet of snow since 2010 three times. so it's not only happening but happening quickly. >> what i love about that story is how can it be this global warming thing going on? it's so cold. it has nothing to do with that. that's why they're shifting terminology from global warming to climate change. the basic science is basically the warmer it gets, the more moisture in the air. so whether it's stronger hurricanes or snowstorms, that moisture has to turn into something. global warming doesn't just mean it's getting hotter. that's way oversimplifying it. >> it is what's happening. the water is melting and now it's in the atmosphere as opposed to being on the glaciers. so we need new terminology for the people who don't quite understand it. >> bigger blizzards and stronger hurricanes. that's the danger o
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Feb 19, 2013 2:35am EST
, but the paperwork was never sent to the u.s. archive to make it official. the overnight was uncovered after fans of the movie "lincoln" looked up mississippi's ratification. so a few weeks ago, mississippi's secretary of state corrected the problem 18 years late. congress did it in 1865, mississippi got to it in 1995 and didn't even get that correct. >> a very wise person said this evening, a state with so many is, and they can't see. >>> a veteran teacher at a central california high school is on admin straytive leave after being accused of stealing from the students. the teacher was caught taking things from backpacks. it was set up by students after some of them discovered things had gone missing. police are looking into whether a crime was committed. if the teacher stole from the students, i think we can say there was a while committed. >>> a big merger in office supplies looks to be in the works. "the wall street journal" reports office max and office depot could announce a deal this week. both have been battered by a weak economy and online competition, as well. six years ago, regulators b
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Feb 21, 2013 2:35am EST
bar mitzvha. >> invariety us there. we'll show up. >> if you pay for the flight. >> and the food and the hotel and a new suit. >> i don't think we're going. >> we're needy. coming up, red carpet treatment for a beloved abc news colleague. >>> and he may be short in stature, but he has big-time athletic talent. meet the 11-year-old basketball sensation getting all of the attention. you're watching "world news now." when many soles pass through the most trodden areas of your home, your vacuum doesn't always pick up what's left behind. only the resolve easy clean system has foam power to stop dirt in its tracks. it penetrates deep within your carpet, removing 3 times more dirt than vacuuming alone. leaving the busiest areas of your carpets, truly fresh and clean. the resolve easy clean system. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean. have given way to sleeping. tossing and turning where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta®(eszopiclone) can help you get there. like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel
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Feb 14, 2013 1:40am PST
: and i know you can use the money. it's been flooding in your apartment recently, so... >> yes. we had 4 feet of water in my apartment yesterday. meredith: oh, my god. >> so i had no hot water this morning. so i'm here. it's a nice day to be on tv when you can't take a shower. meredith: oh! >> ha ha! meredith: that explains it. no, no. i'm only kidding. i'm teasing. >> i apologize right now. meredith: you smell wonderful. and you look great. you look like a million bucks, and you're on your way. still taking on round 1. banked $56,000 so far. 8 away from the million, and you have 2 lifelines remaining. great position to be in. are you ready? >> i'm ready. meredith: audience, are you ready? audience: yeah! meredith: then let's play "millionaire." all right, tammy, first question. what was the name of the group formed to protest the salvation army's war against alcohol in the 1800s? demon army, dark army, satan's army, skeleton army? >> oh. ok. the group formed to protest against alcohol. i think i'm gonna jump this question. i have a vague inkling, but i'm not-- meredith: ok. >> let's jum
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Feb 20, 2013 2:35am EST
for lance armstrong. he has until the end of the day to come clean under oath to u.s. anti-doping agents about his use of illegal drugs while winning seven straight tour de france titles. if that doesn't happen, he may not have his lifetime ban from organized sports reduced. armstrong and his team are also dealing with a massive whistleblower lawsuit. >>> we could learn today if oscar pistorius will be let out on bail or if he will await his trial on a murder charge in jail. he is in court at this hour. pistorius' attorneys and prosecutors presented their versions of how reeva steenkamp was killed last thursday. pistorius will be tried for premeditated murder. he claims he thought an intruder was in his bathroom, so he shot through the door. only after breaking down that door did he realize he had shot his girlfriend. >> i'm not lawyer, but here's my question. your girlfriend is spending the night. you wake up, she's not there. you think there's an intruder in the bathroom, but you don't know where she is. >> he says he thought she was still in bed. that's what he's saying. he's saying h
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Feb 20, 2013 1:40am PST
pope? abc's david wright lets us know. >> reporter: cardinal sean o'malley is a prince of the church who lives like a pauper. even his clothes set him apart. cardinal sean, as he likes to be called, wears the simple brown robes of a monk, plus sandals. even in winter in boston. >> he's a holy man, and a man of simplicity. wouldn't that be a lovely thing to have in a pope. >> reporter: the boston arch diocese he inherited was badly tainted. he sold off the cardinal's residence to pay off the victims and moved into a single room. the church has not always been so responsive. >> any new pope is going to have to look at that issue and speak to it. >> reporter: here in rome, there's been an unwritten rule, no pope from a superpower. but vatican watchers say times have changed. >> people realize a cardinal from the united states is not necessarily going to represent u.s. political interests. >> reporter: o'malley is one of two american names being floated. the other, timmy dolan who scoffed at the idea. >> what about you? >> is this abc evening news or comedy central? >> reporter: and o'ma
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Feb 8, 2013 1:40am PST
the sheriff rick staneck told us he sees firsthand a link between gun violence and mental health. >> this is not about those who are receiving treatment. they're no more violent than anybody else. but untreated, we have a problem. >> reporter: staneck is president obama's ear, using white house meetings to push for more resources to identify and treat the mentally ill and keep dangerous people away from guns. the problem can be seen at jails across the country like this one, where an estimated 25% to 30% of inmates suffer from a mental illness. experts say not all those people belong here. those that do sometimes struggle to get the care they need. 8 of the 9 killers in mass shootings last year had histories of mental illness. few received care and none were blocked from legally purchasing a well because of gaps in the federal background system. >> when we run the background check for you to purchase or acquire a hand gun, if we say it's okay, nothing comes back, you should be good to go. the fact of the matter it's not. it's really become america's dirty little secret about thes
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Feb 19, 2013 1:40am PST
. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion, and the rebels, who are seen as warlords, gangsters, and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down as the terrible war that's tearing their country apart has arrived here. in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists, ethnically cleansed. they supported the rebellion at first, but not now. they lost their homes, their communities, their way of life. we lived free as christians, this man tells us, putting up christmas trees and decorations. but now we
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Feb 1, 2013 2:35am EST
factors involved in the sunday super bowl victory. expert analysis when jason page joins us next. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather -- brought to you by hotwire.com. i've been coloring liz's hair for years. but lately she's been coming in with less gray than usual. what's she up to? the new root touch-up by nice'n easy has the most shade choices, designed to match even salon color in just 10 minutes. with the new root touch-up, all they see is you. >>> welcome back, everybody. as we all know, sunday is the big game. super bowl in new orleans. back with us, jason page, radio host, expert, weighing in on the big game. what everybody is waiting for. show time, man. you say there are three keys to the game starting with joe flacco. >> protect your quarterback. ravens, middle of the pack protecting joe flacco. flacco in the regular season every one out of 16 pass attempts he was sacked. post season. one out of every 24 times he was sacked. if they protect joe flacco as well as in the post season in this game, a long afternoon for san francisco. >> th
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Feb 22, 2013 2:35am EST
and will continue to bring us these stories. >> 70,000 people estimated to have died in this conflict. >>> now to kansas. the kansas national guard has 12 teams patrolling three state highways in humvees to rescue motorists stranded. accidents like this one involving a transit bus in kansas city were common on the roads with whiteout conditions. dozens of drivers are waiting out that storm in shelters. air travel is also at a stand still. crews worked to free this united plane stuck in the snow in wichita. a spokesman says the plane got stuck when the plane turned on a taxiway that had not been plowed. >>> with that, a look at weather of the rest of the country. charleston, atlanta expecting heavy rain today. a few sprinkles around dinnertime. >> temperatures in the upper midwest get back to more seasonable readings. florida is warmer than usual with orlando in the mid 80s. dallas is 10 degrees cooler than usual, only at 52. >>> well, you're going to be doing a double take on this story. simply because of all the settles of twins involved. get it? double takes, twins. >> they all attend castle
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Feb 12, 2013 1:40am PST
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Feb 6, 2013 2:35am EST
will be debating the use of drones to take our terror targets. in many congress are expressing concerns about the obama administration's use of drones. and it's expected to be debated tomorrow. concerns are intensifying after the release of a justice department document that claims drones can be used against al qaeda targets without evidence of specific plots against the u.s. and president obama will be heading to israel next month for meetings with newly re-elected israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he was there in 2008 when he was a presidential candidate. during this trip, the president plans to meet with arab leaders. >>> also in the middle east, iranian president ahmadinejad was in egypt. at a mosque in cairo, a protester threw his shoe at ahmadinejad, which is a big shine of disrespect. that person was arrested. >>> in south korea, a terrifying car crash caught on tape. an suv struck an oncoming after flying over a hedge. it shattered the car's wind shooeld, but we are told both drivers somehow managed to survive the accident. >> wow. you can hear the screaming. oh, one more tim
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Feb 11, 2013 3:00am PST
's coming towards us, guys. >> reporter: cell phone cameras captured the frightening scene last night. >> oh, wow. >> reporter: as a twister barreled down on one of the main streets in hattiesburg, mississippi, leveling businesses and homes. part of the university of mississippi campus was damaged. >> people should prepare and protect themselves. >> reporter: the tornadoes injured as many as 20 people in mississippi. it's the same strong storm system that dumped another foot of snow on parts of minnesota. >> all the roads are slippery at this point. >> reporter: and turned roads into ice across wisconsin. in the northeast, more bad weather could be on the way after the weekend's deadly blizzard, which dumped up to 40 inches of snow in connecticut. many school districts will be closed today because roads are not clear. >> when you shovel your driveway, the plows come and put the snow back on the driveway. >> reporter: many gas stations remain closed due to widespread power outages. mass transit systems and airport operations are slowly getting back to normal for this morning's commute. >> and
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Feb 18, 2013 3:00am PST
been used in an argument leading up to the fatal shooting. her body has been released by police. her private funeral is set for tomorrow. >>> in iraq, a reminder of the recent and deadly past after back-to-back explosions. multiple car bombs went off within minutes yesterday in baghdad. nearly 40 people were killed and over 100 wounded. the bombings come as sectarian tensions escalate. this was the third time this month attacks claimed more than 20 lives in a single day. meanwhile in libya, fireworks marked the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled moammar gadhafi. tens of thousands of people filled tripoli's tahrir's quer libya's leader called for unity and promised to not allow libya to become what he called an incubator of terrorism and violence. >>> to the vatican now where the pope will be out of the public eye for the entire week for the traditional lenten period of reflection and prayer. when he does reemerge, it will be to say his final goodbyes. abc's david wright reports from rome. >> reporter: at least 50,000 roman catholics came to say goodbye. but the pope kept
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Feb 5, 2013 2:35am EST
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Feb 11, 2013 2:30am EST
happy ending. i didn't know dr. ruth was still with us. >> 84. according to her wikipedia page. 84, still giving sex advice. that's a big deal. >> do you think people feel weird taking sex advice from somebody that could be their dpranld mother? >> but she's dr. ruth. so it doesn't matter. >>> first we want to get to this, that cruise ship that left for a tour of the gulf will not return to port today as planned. >> the "triumph" is stranded in the gulf of mexico adrift and awaiting a tow back to land. here's abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: there are over 4200 people aboard, adrift about 150 miles off the yucatan peninsula. the fire e ript ee eed -- erupt one of the engine rooms. >> an audible called me to tell me that there was a fire in the engine room and that it was contained and everything was all okay. they have no running water. they have no way to use the bathroom. >> reporter: while emergency generators are providing some electricity, the ship has no propulsion. carnival cruise lines has said no one is hurt and there's plenty of food, but urged guests to congregate on the
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Feb 22, 2013 1:40am PST
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Feb 28, 2013 1:40am PST
. meredith: yes, it is 4. you've used up all the really big money here. let's see how much more we can put in your bank. $100. ok. gives you 52,100. >> ok. meredith: you're now 9 away from a million, 5 away from round 2, at which point you keep all your money. >> ok. meredith: sleepy snacks. marketed as "relaxation brownies," lazy cakes are baked with what chemical that helps control sleep and wake cycles? melatonin, taurine, epinephrine, serotonin? >> i don't think it's b. i think c is the happy... the happy drug or the happy chemical, so i'm gonna ask the audience. meredith: ok, audience, margi needs your help. on your keypads, vote now. 72% believe it is melatonin. >> oh, i'm so torn between a and d. although so many people think it's a. and i'm sure people need help with sleeping, so a, final answer. >> no one's sleeping in this audience. it is melatonin. that's for sure. [cheering] all right, margi, how much money is behind this question? we'll add another $500. $52,600. we're gonna be back with more "millionaire" right after this. stay with us. lisee n fe ibethe igst l ouso y e seeth
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Feb 13, 2013 2:35am EST
steps. he started using the cane several months ago. not huge things. but a number of smaller ones, which take their toll. >> and still left for the vatican to decide is what exactly the ex-pope will be called. we haven't had an ex-pope in six centuries. >> we have no idea what to do with him. we don't know where to put him. >> it's rare territory for the catholic church. >>> moving on to your wednesday weather. rain and mountain snow in the northwest. snow showers around fargo and the twin cities. morning rain from new orleans to the caroline aas and d.c. rain changing over from snow from philly to new york. >> forts from boston to baltimore. 50s from atlanta to dallas and 50s in the pacific northwest. >>> we know at least one thing for sure coming up with this next video. this is definitely not from your recent skiing vacation. check this guy out. he's a swedish skier taking part in a big mountain event in switzerland. >> it is definitely not me. everything is going fine until he triggers an avalanche. no problem. then he just pulls off a back flip as the snow encasing him down t
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Feb 26, 2013 2:35am EST
morning. so you want to tune in for that. >>> after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau decided to drop the word "negro" on forms and surveys. starting next year, it will no longer appear as an option for race. many americans view the word as offensive and outdated. >>> a couple of the san francisco bay area who vanished last month during a biking trip in peru may now be in ecuador. garrett hand and his girlfriend, jamie, boarded a boat to amazon in ecuadoecuador. they had been speaking with friends and family on skype, but all contact stopped january 25th. >> just hanging in there. you know, you don't know what you don't know. and so we're by faith holding on that they're okay. >> the bike tour was supposed to last six months. relatives say they became concerned when the u.s. embassy posted a warning to u.s. citizens about kidnappings. >> there's plenty of cleaning up in parts of texas and oklahoma after record snowfall in those states. the snow was blown around by hurricane force winds across the region yesterday. 20 inches of snow fell on amarillo. at least two deaths are bei
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Feb 21, 2013 1:40am PST
relations between the u.s. and iran. >> the oscar-nominated movie "argo" has put a spotlight back on that crisis and on the secretive nation, as well. abc's david muir was invited to take a look inside iran. >> we have just landed. >> reporter: we landed in iran in a country where american journalists are rarely allowed to visit. and rarer still, we were given access to the people, the streets of tehran. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. [ horn honking ] below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says women only here. the back of the train reserved for women. beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look there's something else on the move, the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. >> i think it hurts the people. >> reporter: the iranian people. >> plus, i think, the normal people. >> reporter: the relationship between the u.s. and iran ne
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Feb 18, 2013 2:05am EST
being filed against him in the u.s. he spoke from the embassy in london where he was granted asylum in june. his supporters in australia have put his name in the run for the senate. >>> pope benedict is behind closed doors for traditional lenten prayer. thousands gathered yesterday to say goodbye to the pope. he will host his last blessing next sunday followed by a nine general audience on february 27th, the day before he officially steps down. >>> an amazing fact about friday's meteor strike in russia. shockwaves were felt by nuclear sensors halfway around the world. friday's mid-air explosion over central russia had the force of 30 hiroshima nuclear bombs. more than half of the glass that was broken has been replaced. several so-called meteor pieces are already on sale on ebay, but as the saying goes, buyer beware. >> 1 million square feet of glass shattered when that hit. >> that is incredible. i need to go to my backyard and get some rocks. >> some meteor rocks. >> of course. let me clarify. >>> just a week after getting slammed by that monster blizzard, parts of the northeast a
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Feb 6, 2013 1:40am PST
to the test. >> reporter: clean. as many as 400,000 germs per hand. that's ho many bacteria travel with us every day. so here at the university of maryland, six brave grad students and i voluntarily doused our hands in a toxic brew of thousands of e. coli bacteria to see what would take it off. first up, hand sanitizers. we tested two kinds you find at the store. one with 60% alcohol and one so-called natural formula containing no alcohol. the key is use enough of it. your hands should take 15 seconds or longer to dry. then we pressed our hands on special incubation plates to grow any remaining bacteria. the results, dramatic. here, those graying spots of the e. coli that grew from unwashed hands. after, using hand sanitizer. but the formula without alcohol, look how many germs are left behind. alcohol-based hand sanitizers work so much better because alcohol breaks up the bacteria's proteins and kills them. but what is your best bet? guess what, it's your old friend, soap. soap gets more viruses, too. surprisingly, studies shows regular and anti-bacterial soap are equally effective, but h
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Feb 1, 2013 1:40am PST
>> reporter: she did admit to using a prerecorded version of her voice for the inauguration, she said it is because she is a perfectionist. what is her plan for the blockbuster event she'll be performing this weekend. >> i will be singing live. this is what i was born to do. >> reporter: she said she was born for shows like the super bowl. she says she has been rehearsing for a long time and she absolutely will be singing live. rob and sunny? >> we'll be back after this. >> i hope it wasn't a track. i hope she wasn't singing over a prerecorded track. >> boom. ♪ >> we are waiting for the official bet between the mayor of san francisco and the mayor of baltimore over the outcome of the super bowl. >> food is usually at stake and both cities have something to offer. so we have a few possibilities right here. >> as i talk about it how about you munch on it. we have sourdough bread, not chicken, sourdough bread. thank you, we have the sourdough bread from san francisco. the most famous, sourdough bread in the u.s. a form of french bread uses bacteria instead of yeast. maybe not the most
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Feb 4, 2013 3:00am PST
this half hour, now that diana is joining us for good, we get to see where she's been. some quality time with our new anchor coming up. oh, deejay. >> deejay dp, that's me. >> i like it. got a little soul. i can tell. new york girl, too. >> from queens. >> oh, yes indeed. >> but i was born in philly, i should say. i've got branches. >> all over the northeast. >> yes. i branch out and i show love to be everybody. >> i was actually born in philadelphia as well. grew up in new jersey. first date. >> this is a good one. >> this is a good one. >>> truth was, a little stranger than fiction at super bowl xlvii. this one it is the baltimore ravens who are celebrating victory over the 49ers. they got out to an early really commanding lead in this thing until that unexpected power failure in the dome. >> the niners threatened in the second half, but baltimore was able to hang on. and niners coach jim harbaugh congratulated his brother, ravens coach john harbaugh on the field. confusing. >> it's been all in the family down there in the dome last night. and that power failure in the superdome looked
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Feb 7, 2013 1:40am PST
is gone. ahh ! mmm ! cepacol sensations. ♪ but till then tramps like us, baby, we were born to run ♪ ♪ honey tramps like us, baby >>> born to run. the boss. >> that's right. new jersey's own bruce springsteen, describes what his state's governor may be doing in the future. but critics think chris christie's weight is a big obstacle. >> but now christie is blasting those critics saying, hey, enough is enough. with more on this, here's abc's dan harris. >> this is just another hack who wants five minutes on tv. >> reporter: chris christie displaying his famous candor, reacting to dr. connie mariano, the former white house doctor, who, on cnn, called the governor a time bomb. >> i'm a physician more than a democrat or republican and i worry about this man dying in office. >> she must be a genius. >> reporter: the governor questioned how she could diagnose him from her office in arizona. >> it's completely irresponsible. my 12-year-old son came to me last night and said, dad, are you going to die? >> hey, bring it, fat boy! >> chris christie said he's not going to run for re-electi
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Feb 11, 2013 2:05am EST
and education and push for strict g ier gun laws. join us tomorrow night beginning at 9:00 eastern. >>> for all of you animal lover, it's that time of year once again. 137th annual westminister kennel club dog show. >> being a true lover of dogs myself, this is one of my favorite events of the entire year. seeing the best of practically every breed of dog in the same place. >> oh, lord, help us. >> the judging begins today, but we're not going to know which dog is best in show until tomorrow night. say all you want about this event. but here's to put it into perspective for you. westminister predates the invention of the lightbulb, the automobile, the building of the brocklin bridge, the invention of basketball, and the establishment of the world series. so say all you want about a bunch of pooches getting together and naming one cute pooch, but we've been doing this for a long, long time. >> i have no problems with animals or pets. just sometimes the people involved get a little too into it. >> this is the place to be if you are crazy about dogs. >> all about doggy style this week here in new
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Feb 15, 2013 2:35am EST
, and that issue took him to georgia. abc's karen travers joins us with the details. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. president obama said none of the proposals he outlined in his state of the union will add a dime to the deficit. but he's facing instant reaction from republicans who say his education plans cost too much. these pre-k students got a surprise and very high profile visitor. >> hey, guys. >> reporter: president obama headed to georgia to launch his push for early childhood education, including nationwide publicly funded prekindergarten. >> let's make sure none of our kids start out behind. let's make it a priority to give every child access to early education. >> reporter: the president obama held up georgia's pre-k program as a model for the rest of the nation. he said parents of all income levels should have access to the same quality education opportunities. >> the size of your paycheck, though, shouldn't determine your child's future. so let's fix this. >> reporter: but the white house didn't put a price tag on how much it would cost to do that, and republ
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Feb 18, 2013 2:30am EST
of representatives doing its thing. also the u.s. chamber of commerce is helping to craft a plan. so everything is crafting a plan. so hopefully maybe all those things can come together into one cohesive, effective plan. but we don't know yet. >> it's not a bad idea to have a plan b. administration after administration has tried to do this and come up with a plan that will work and they have failed almost across the board. so who knows what we're going to get? >> again, it's not just carte blanche, security and background checks, go to the back of the line behind folks who are here legally. >> and you've got to learn to speak english. >> exactly. >> not a bad idea. >> miles to go, as always. >>> speaking of politics, more political maneuvering over the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary. the nomination should go forward. the very earliest the nomination could go before the senate is a week from today when they return from their president's day vacation. >>> fuel prices have hit a record high for february and it may be months before drivers get a break. the average price for a gallon
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Feb 4, 2013 2:30am EST
more than 150 people. he was the deadliest sniper in u.s. military history. >> i loved the job. you know, the guys, the camaraderie. it came down to whether i had to choose them or my wife and kids. i couldn't have both anymore. because i'd already messed that up. so i chose the family. >> reporter: on the homefront kyle became a best-selling author. in his autobiography "american sniper" he talks about shooting so many iraqi insurgents they nicknamed him the devil and placed a $20,000 bounty on his head. to survive all of that, only to be killed here at home. that young marine now faces two counts of capital murder -- one for each of the men who was trying to help him heal. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >>> here in new york today former mayor ed koch will be laid to rest. the unflappable mayor died friday at the age of 88. former president bill clinton will deliver a tribute at his funeral. the service will conclude with the song "new york, new york." and in a special tribute, his favorite subway station will be renamed after koch. >>> the boy scouts could decide as early as this w
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Feb 27, 2013 1:40am PST
units because of this. abc's nick watt went along with one of them for a bust. >> reporter: we used to call it shoplifting. but now it's so much more. >> i've seen a person pull a razor blade and cut people. >> it could be nothing, it could be something. >> reporter: it's highly organized crime rings doing big business. shoplifters are called boosters, they sell the stuff on to someone called a fence. there's even an acronym, orc, organized retail crime. >> it's just like a fortune 500 company. it's all just organized. >> reporter: it cost the retail industry more than $30 billion a year. >> everything from meat to razors, to milk. >> reporter: milk? >> you name it. >> reporter: underwear, fragrance, clothing, highly sophisticated networks, boosters, fences, mr. bigs can make millions a year. and mike sweat is on the case. a riverside county sheriff's deputy injured in a car accident, sweat is now a full-time investigator on the orc beat. hired by stores from tj maxx to marshals and he's helping out the cops. >> kind of like working a narcotics case. we have low, mid level and top d
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Feb 7, 2013 2:35am EST
of it being used in -- for the little alabama boy who was in the bunker. they were trying to see if he was alive under the bunker. they flew some kind of a drone over there. so you can understand how in some cases it's helpful, but you can see how some people are very afraid of the civil liberties being -- >> security and liberties. that debate, that is what this is about. >>> the latest political maneuver against gun violence takes place on capitol hill. a new bill that will be introduced by democrats calls for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. they'res a demanding background checks for all gun sales. it faces an uphill battle in the republican controlled house. >>> celebrities, politicians and people affected by gun violence gathered in washington, adding their voices to the gun control debate. they appeared on behalf of the mayors against illegal guns group, founded by michael bloomberg and the mayor of boston. >> it's almost impossible to describe the pain of losing your father to a senseless murder, knowing that that murder might have been avoided if only our l
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Feb 13, 2013 1:40am PST
's it for this edition. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. everyone. follow us on twitter at abc7 hey! hey honey! hey alan. uh, hey.... i'm bob, we talked at the tax store. i did your taxes. i thought you were a tax expert? today, i'm a master plumber. major tax stores advertise for preparers with "no tax experience necessary." at turbotax, you only get answers from cpas, eas or tax attorneys - all real tax experts. ..es and all other major tax stores combined. ♪ >>> being a sharp dressed man, of course, is always important. but especially on valentine's day, whether you're on a first date or whether you've been married for years. >> and getting the right look is actually easier than you think. we sent abc's molly hunter to get some expert advice. good tips you got? >> reporter: good morning. this was a tough assignment. i visited the headquarters of one of the most stylish men's magazines for some simple tips any guy can follow. with valentine's day fast approaching, the pressure is on to impress your date. with flowers, chocolates and restaurants to think about, your outfit should be the least of
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Feb 26, 2013 1:40am PST
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